Tibetians arrested for raping foreigner in Himachal

Two Tibetan youths were arrested for allegedly raping a 46-year-old German woman in Himachal Pradesh, A court later remanded them in three days police custody.

The two accused have been identified as Tsering and Swang.

ASP (Kangra) Omapati Jamwal was quoted in the media confirming the arrests. “Two Tibetan youths in the age group of 22-23 were arrested from Dharamsala on charges of raping a German woman for two successive days – Dec 27 and 28 – during her stay at Bhagsunag near McLeodganj,”

The victim reported to the police Friday that one of the accused allegedly took her to an isolated room Dec 27 where he and his friend sexually assaulted her for two days.

Jamwal said the woman was  found lying unconscious at Bhagsunag, near McLeodganj and the police admitted her to the Rajendra Prasad Medical College and Hospital at Tanda. She told the doctors there that she fell unconscious from a drug overdose.

The victim lodged the complaint after she was discharged from the hospital, he said.

The victim was in India for the past 10 months on a tourist visa. However, her visa expired Saturday.

This was the second case of a foreigner being raped in Kangra district in six months.

In June last year, an 18-year-old British charity worker, who was on an exchange teaching program and was staying along with a few other British nationals, was raped by two cab drivers in Palampur.

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2 Responses to "Tibetians arrested for raping foreigner in Himachal"

  1. KOTGARH   January 18, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Shame! Incidents like this are definately going to drive away the tourists.

  2. KOTGARH   January 18, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Shame! Incidents like this are definately going to drive away the tourists.


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